“I am now training to do a job I love and I have so much more confidence”

Paula's Story

Paula 46, from Stockton had always worked in retail but she didn’t really enjoy it. After the birth of her child, she decided not to go back to work and instead became a full-time mum.

Paula discovered Step Forward Tees Valley through her child’s school and after arranging an initial meeting she met with her navigator and together they made a  bespoke plan for her future.

Improving Paula’s confidence was the number one priority and with her navigator’s help she began to feel ready to return to work. 

 

Our work placement team matched Paula to her dream job as a dog groomer where she was offered the opportunity to train and gain a qualification with them.

Paula is loving what she does and is looking forward to her future. 

FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND AND THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND